LGBTQIA+ clients

It is absolutely essential in any therapeutic relationship that the client feels totally accepted, whatever their sexual orientation or gender identity. As an ethical practitioner, it is my responsibility to ensure that a client’s personal issues are understood within the context of their individual sexuality and gender identity, and this includes a willingness to hear … Continue reading LGBTQIA+ clients

Help with addiction and compulsive behaviours

Addictions and compulsive behaviours can manifest in many ways; for example, through the use of alcohol, drugs, gambling, smoking and sex. There are also compulsive behaviours relating to cleaning, ‘checking’ activities and physical compulsions such as picking skin or hair, nail-biting and self-harm, for example, by cutting or scratching.    Sometimes people believe they don’t need … Continue reading Help with addiction and compulsive behaviours